The 10 Biggest Oscar Snubs of 2024 (and One Mistake They Finally Corrected)

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The 2024 Oscar nominations are finally here, and while we’re thrilled for the deserving nominees, we couldn’t help but notice there were quite a few celebs and movies that were left off the list. (FYI, the 96th annual ceremony will take place on March 10.)

From Barbie star Margot Robbie to Fantasia Barrino-Taylor, keep reading for all the biggest Oscar snubs of 2024.

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1. Margot Robbie

The star earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress, and countless fans predicted that an Oscar nod would follow because of her winning performance in Barbie. But shockingly, Robbie was snubbed from the Best Actress category, which brings us to our next major snub on this list...

2. Greta Gerwig

Fun fact: This is Gerwig's highest-grossing film, and critics have been raving about her powerful ode to the nostalgic doll. The feminist film included timely themes, helped spark the Barbenheimer phenomenon and inspired millions of fans to hit the theaters in all shades of pink. So, you can imagine our surprise when the Barbie director was left out of the list of nominations for Best Director. (Thankfully, though, Ryan Gosling scored a nomination for Best Supporting Actor.)

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3. Fantasia Barrino-Taylor

We're happy to see that Danielle Brooks earned a well-deserved nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Sofia in The Color Purple, but we're still not over the fact that Barrino, who starred as Celie Harris-Johnson, is not in the running for Best Actress. Although this was her film debut, the star received high praise from critics for her stunning performance, which earned her nominations for a Golden Globe Award and BAFTA Film Award for Best Actress.

4. The Color Purple

Blitz Bazawule's reimagining of the classic film was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards, two BAFTA Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Award and five Critics' Choice Awards. However, it wasn’t nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars, which came as a big surprise to fans, considering all the positive reviews.

5. May December

May December earned a nomination for Best Original Screenplay, but, surprisingly, the incredibly talented cast, including Julianne Moore, Natalie Portman and Charles Melton, were completely left out of the Best Actor/Actress categories for both leading and supporting roles.

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6. Barry Keoghan

Keoghan delivered an unforgettable performance as Oliver Quick in Emerald Fennell's Saltburn, and it earned him nominations for a Golden Globe and BAFTA Award. However, the actor was not honored for the project at this year's Oscars.

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7. Rosamund Pike

Many will agree that Pike's scene-stealing performance as Felix's mother, Elspeth, in Saltburn is worthy of all the awards. But unfortunately, she wasn’t included in the Best Supporting Actress category.

8. Greta Lee

While Past Lives was snubbed in many categories, the most shocking exclusion was Greta Lee in the Best Actress category. (FYI, she stole the show as Nora Moon.)

9. Dua Lipa

Fans thought an Oscar nomination for Dua Lipa's catchy tune, "Dance the Night," was a given, since it dominated the music charts, earned a Golden Globe nomination and scored two Grammy nods, including Song of the Year. Sadly, the artist wasn’t included in the Best Original Song category.

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10. Viola Davis

At last year's ceremony, the actress was snubbed from the Best Actress category, even though she delivered a stunning performance as Nanisca in The Woman King. Sadly, this year, the star was overlooked yet again, even though she shined as Michael Jordan's mom, Deloris, in Air.

And the Mistake They Corrected: America Ferrera

Fans got chills after America Ferrera's character, Gloria, delivered a heartfelt speech about the challenges of being a woman in Gerwig's Barbie. And naturally, it was assumed that she'd be a popular choice during awards season. Shockingly, she was overlooked at the Golden Globes, but the Oscars corrected this by giving the actress a well-deserved nomination for Best Supporting Actress.

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